Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range stra...

The Mayor’s Inaugural Speech

  On July 1, 2016 Glenn F. Elliott was sworn in as Mayor of Wheeling, W.Va. The following is a transcript of his inaugural address.   On behalf of my fellow members and colleagues on Wheeling...

Hosting Trump in Wheeling Without a Hitch

The dinner comprised  stuffed chicken breast, roasted potatoes, green beans, a roll, and a side salad, and it was prepared by Undo’s Family Restaurant. After flying from western Pennsylvania to the Ohio Coun...

Join Us July 1

A special message from the Wheeling Mayor-Elect: In recent weeks I’ve found my schedule being conducted at a faster pace than during the campaign itself. During this period, I have worked with all incoming C...

Wheeling’s New Council Eager to Serve City

The duties of Wheeling’s mayor and six council members extend beyond attending two regular meetings per month, and those elected on May 10 to represent the city’s six wards have been appointed to committees, co...

Election Prep: Board of Education

Do Something. Vote May 10. After two years of the current board uncharacteristically making headlines, the the Ohio County BOE race has never received this much attention. Each of the six candidates in the rac...

Election Prep: Mayor

Do Something. Vote May 10.   In the race for Wheeling mayor, four candidates wish to follow the two terms served by Mayor Andy McKenzie, a former 12-year senator in the West Virginia Legislature prior ...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 6

Do Something. Vote May 10. Ward 6 will select a new representative on Wheeling Council. Gene Fahey has represented the ward for the past seven-plus years after defeating Barry Crow in 2008, and now voters will...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 5

Do Something. Vote May 10.   Wheeling’s Ward 5 includes a fraction of Woodsdale plus Edgwood, Pleasanton, Dimmeydale, and the residents living along National Road between Washington Avenue and Park Vie...

Election Prep: County Clerk

Do Something. Vote May 10. Steve Novotney was able to solicit answers to the same questions from two of the three candidates for Ohio County Clerk. Pam Obyc declined to participate. Click on the images b...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 4

Do Something. Vote May 10. Wheeling’s 4th Ward includes much of the Woodsdale section of Wheeling, an area stoked with in-demand residential and commercial properties. Two candidates, the incumbent and one cha...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 3

Do Something. Vote May 10. Residents of Ward 3 also will elect new council representation in May as Robert “Herk” Henry will step down after more than two decades in the position. The ward includes East Wheeli...

Election Prep: Ohio County Assessor

Do Something. Vote May 10. Steve Novotney was able to solicit answers to the same questions from both candidates for Ohio County Assessor. Click on the images below to read more about each candidate: &nb...

Election Prep: Ohio County Sheriff

Do Something. Vote May 10. Steve Novotney was able to solicit answers to the same questions from four of the five Ohio County Sheriff candidates. Vinny Jacovetty declined to participate. Click on the ima...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 2

Do Something. Vote May 10. Incumbent Ken Imer is seeking re-election as one of five residents wishing to represent Ward 2, a section of Wheeling that includes Wheeling Island, a portion of North Wheeling, the ...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 1

Do Something. Vote May 10. Because Gloria Delbrugge made the decision to retire from public service after 12 years as a member Wheeling Council, Ward 1 is one of three sections guaranteed to elect a new repres...

County Candidate: April Luv – Assessor

(Editor’s Note: Both Democratic candidates in the race for Ohio County Assessor were asked to reply to five questions concerning the future leadership of the office. The stories will be published based on the o...

County Candidate: Zach Abraham – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...

County Candidate: Gary Kestner – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...

County Candidate: Tom Howard – Sheriff

(Editor’s Note: Each of the five candidates in the race for Ohio County Sheriff was asked to reply to six questions concerning the future of criminal activity and tax collection so that their answers could be p...

Five Questions: Frank Calabrese

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: Martin Kimball – Sheriff

(Editor’s Note: Each of the five candidates in the race for Ohio County Sheriff was asked to reply to six questions concerning the future of criminal activity and tax collection so that their answers could be p...

County Candidate: Jenny Jebbia – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...

Five Questions: Wendy Scatterday

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Glenn Elliott

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: Dr. Roger Smith – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...

Five Questions: Brian Wilson

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Morgan Wood

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Chad Thalman

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: Marlene Midget – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...

Five Questions: Alex Coogan

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: John Powell – Sheriff

(Editor’s Note: Each of the five candidates in the race for Ohio County Sheriff was asked to reply to six questions concerning the future of criminal activity and tax collection so that their answers could be p...

County Candidate: Sarah Koegler – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...

Five Questions: Tom Conner

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Ty Thorngate

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Bruce Teachout

(Editor’s Note: Each of the three candidates in the race for Ohio County Clerk (all Democrats) was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future leadership of the Ohio County Clerk’s Office. The storie...

Five Questions: David Miller

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Karen Corona Merritt

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Lloyd Adams

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: John Bishop

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Gene Fahey

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Dave Palmer

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Loma Nevels

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Chris Hamm

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...